Yelp's CasaNOVA 535
For Yelp Tampa Bay's latest Elite event, we kept it classy at NOVA 535! This premiere venue wowed Crystal H with elegant decor. "Brick walls, fantastic art, an amazing VIP area, and the 'hidden' patio upstairs – "this is one of the coolest event venues I have ever been to." Fellow Elite Tampa Yelpers agree: from fantastic food to fun photo booth entertainment, this event was a success in St. Petersburg!
At NOVA 535, Caroline C enjoyed the venue from the moment she "walked into the bamboo-lined courtyard. Once inside, I love the eclectic urban feel of the interior, the exposed brick, and the artwork. The restrooms are even gorgeous, and that earns big points with me!" Marinda H agrees, calling the venue "an uber cool event space, with super cool light fixtures, a garden patio, a luxurious VIP area, and perfect dark, relaxing lighting throughout. An amazingly classy place!"
If Dianna B "could give the event more stars, I would! I have to say that this is one of the best Yelp events I've attended." She adds, "A DJ was playing some good ambient music that really set the tone." With the scene set, entertainment was also provided in the form of a Photo Booth from TapSnap Phototainment, which Kerry J "loved! We had a lot of fun with this, and it made the perfect addition to the atmosphere. You know it's a good event when no one is in a rush to leave. I can only imagine how cool a wedding here must be!" Oh, and then there's the matter of the food, which is described by Bob B as "quality." Favorites include the "Luscious Lemon shooters, Vanilla Bean shooters, smoked salmon with creme fraiche on housemade potato chips, and lobster mac n' cheese (because I'm a sucker for anything mac related)." Meanwhile, Nikki A "loved how all of the food items had a little special twist: quesadilla shots and crab cakes in mini martini glasses." With a large variety of selections to sample, Amy Z says, "the shrimp, bruschetta, and chocolate parfait were my favorite dishes."From great food, drinks, and service to a fun, interactive photo booth, Yelpers enjoyed a little bit of everything at NOVA 535. Cathy J is "very impressed" with everything from the "generous bar" to the "delish food" at this "classy, trendy, high-energy spot." Gerardo Luna Photography provided photography for the evening – check out more photos over on Flickr!
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- Justine B, Yelp TB Marketing Intern